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Bright is the ring of words

Language: English

Bright is the ring of words
When the right man rings them,
Fair the fall of songs
When the singer sings them,
Still [they are]1 carolled and said -
On wings they are carried -
After the singer is dead
And the maker buried.

Low as the singer lies
In the field of heather,
Songs of his fashion bring
The swains together.
And when the west is red 
With the sunset embers,
The lover lingers and sings
And the maid remembers.



Translation(s): HUN ITA ITA

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1 Warlock: "are they"

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Péter Molnár) , title 1: "Élénk a szavak zengése", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Luminoso è il suono delle parole", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amici Musica di Padova) , title 1: "Intenso è il suono delle parole", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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